Good news is Tomás finally got his backpack back! And there is another issue, which is about our departure. It is a long story…

It still does not get solved. and I try my best to concentrate on my work. but sometimes it is not so easy. 

 

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Yesterday we landed in Oulu, Finland, for the residency at JoJo Dance Centre. The landscape,white and purple, absorbing and echoing, so soft and severe at the same time.

The morning walk to the Valve Culture Centre, where we rehearse and later perform, is a fresh new winter wonderland. All the facilities (the residence, the culture centre, the studio) are nice and cozy, and we are well taken cared of, it feels really comfortable to rehearse.

Today, a videast, Mikko came to shoot video to make a teaser for our final performance. The residency has just started and I am not ready to show anything new, so I showed some bits from what I did in the last Mierscher Kulturhaus residency. They say this teaser will be ready tomorrow to be shown in different sites in the city. So speedy-efficient.

The only worries is that Tomás’s checked-in luggage is still lost; his music instruments, his clothes, and all the necessities. We really really hope that he gets it back soon…

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Yesterday was the last day and the presentation at MierchKulturhaus – “Yumemushi 2”

The technical team of the kulturhaus – Patrick, Donato and Christiane – had been very supportive and created a very nice lighting during the last 3 days!

What I tried to do in the Kulturhaus was to see how one piece which was created in very concrete space (an old traditional farmers storage house at Studio Kura) adapt itself to an abstract space (a black box in the Miersch Kulturhaus theatre). It was mainly due to my state of mind but the work formed itself with a lot of intuition. I was working like an insect the last 9 days… cutting off all the decorations in the dance. No climbing on the wall, no arm movements, no leg movements…In the end the piece had a total different outlook from the one in Japan. Instead of decorations, I looked for some kind of patience. I was not sure how the audience can share this sphere but the insect inside me was very sure that it has to be done.

I didn’t get to spread the information of this presentation, so It was a nice surprise to see the seats filling up. It is a supporting sympathetic public from Luxembourg, I felt at home. It became a nice and relaxed performance. Afterwards, some people told me they liked the performance, I felt relieved. There was a question about a meaning of some symbolical movement in the piece, since I made it with intuition and not analytical mind, I kind of knew the answer but couldn’t put it into words, which was interesting. I think all will sink in and come into places with time. 

I thank again Mierscher Kulturhaus for a beautiful support always! The next stop is Finland, Oulu. There I plan to start putting all the experience of this one year boost pragramme in different residencies. Let’s see what happens…

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Today was the 4th day of working in the Mierscher Kulturhaus in Miersch, Luxembourg.

The jet-lag after Japan is almost gone. The Fukuoka residency reside in my heart, it is like a Japanese  dried squid, the more I chew on the memory, the tastier even it gets. Thank you again, Matsuzaki-san and his family, Nishimura-san, Nishihara-san and all the people around studio Kura!

It is also very nice to be able to work from the first day of the year in the Mierscher Kulturhaus, in a quiet and refreshing atmosphere. I am working on Yumemushi 2, everything is changing from the Yumemushi in studio Kura. It is interesting to observe the concrete shaping itself towards abstract.

Corrosion,

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and maybe it can get to

Ophiocordyceps sinensis- 冬虫夏草.